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Cutting Children’s Health Insurance Program Would Be Reckless and Irresponsible

May 9, 2018
The Trump administration proposal to cut $7 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is ill-advised and reckless. If Congress agrees to this irresponsible cut, children and families across our country will suffer. CHIP is state administered, and it allows children in low- and...
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$7 Billion in CHIP Cuts?

May 8, 2018
Following the bipartisan agreement earlier this year to extend CHIP funding for ten years, it was more than a bit surprising to hear yesterday that the Trump Administration wants to cut CHIP funds.
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Expanding Short-Term Health Plans Will Gut Consumer Protections & Hurt Children and Families

May 3, 2018
Get sick on the weekend? Catch an injury playing a sport? Have a pre-existing condition? Need mental health treatment? As Los Angeles Times Columnist Michael Hiltzik recently reported, short-term health plans might not have you and your loved ones covered.
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A Great Way To Find Lower Cost Health Care: Comparative Websites

May 1, 2018
Families with health insurance now spend an average of $5,700 per year on premiums, the Kaiser Family Foundation’s annual employer survey found. That’s just the money coming out of each paycheck. Then there’s the bills sent by the physician office, pharmacy and hospital. Even for families with “...
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Video: Family Shares Stories of How Medicaid Helped Their Medically Complex Child

April 27, 2018
Recently, we shared the story of Austin Carrigg and her family, and the journey they went on together with their adopted baby girl, Melanie. When Melanie united with her mom, dad, and two brothers in 2012, the Carriggs knew the road ahead wouldn’t always be a smooth one. Melanie came into the...
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NC: Got PE? We want to know!

April 26, 2018
I don’t know about you, but I can tell when my kids haven’t had enough physical activity during the school day. It shows up in ways like bouncing off the walls because they have energy to burn, difficulty focusing because they haven’t moved enough, or being cranky or tired because they had to try...
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I am Sick of Crowdfunding for Healthcare

April 19, 2018
I have had it. This morning I got another GoFundMe request in my inbox. This time it is to support the treatment for the mother of a teammate on my son’s lacrosse team. She will need to have surgery in the next two weeks to remove a brain tumor. I don’t know her well, but I do know she is a single...
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I'm a mom who says NO to slashing Medicaid!

April 17, 2018
Tax day is a good time to revisit the many ways in which the GOP tax scam and Trump's policies will hurt families like mine. I delivered this speech on behalf of Little Lobbyists at a Tax March rally in February with Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional representatives and civil rights...
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#RisersRadio this Week: #EqualityNow!

April 16, 2018
On the #RADIO show this week, we cover Black Maternal Health Awareness Week; Equal Pay Day; Trump’s #TaxScam and how corporations are benefiting from the Trump tax plan; and the impact of social media, including Facebook, on democracy. *Special guests include: Elizabeth Dawes, Black Mamas Matter...
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President Trump’s Executive Order Focuses on Reducing Poverty but Many Administration Policies Run Counter to that Goal

April 13, 2018
Written by Joan Alker , Executive Director of the Center for Children and Families The President issued an executive order yesterday titled “Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility”. It requires the Secretaries of Treasury, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, HHS, HUD,...
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